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9 Products a Philly-Area Health and Beauty Coach Swears by for Glowing Skin

Jolene Hart is our go-to guru for healthy, dewy skin.

Photograph by Courtney Apple.

ICYMI, they way you eat 100 percent affects your overall well being — and that includes your skin. Eating for healthy, glowing skin is kind of local wellness pro, Jolene Hart‘s jam. She’s the author of the Eat Pretty book series, she’s a certified health and beauty coach, AND she’s the co-founder of the Nutritional Aesthetics Alliance.  Needless to say, she’s a pro when it comes to the crossroads of beauty and wellness.

Because we all want perfectly dewy and glowing skin — even if it means munching on raw broccoli all day — we decided to ask the knowledgeable Hart to share the products that help her obtain her bright complexion and healthy life; the products she wouldn’t want to be caught without. Fortunately for us, she shared them below. Read on for Hart’s must-have products, plus where you can score your very own.

Suntegrity 5-in-1 Natural Moisturizing Face Sunscreen

“I spent years wearing layers of foundation and concealer to hide my acne before I learned how to heal my skin from within. Since then, I prefer to go as makeup-free as possible! This lightly tinted moisturizer and SPF-30 combo protects my skin from sun damage with zinc oxide, a natural mineral SPF, and gives just a hint of sheer coverage so your skin looks flawless. It’s perfection.” $45 from Free People.

Om Organic Mushroom Nutrition

“I swear by these medicinal mushroom blends for my immune health, as well as overall nutrition and wellness. During the fall and winter, I add the Immune blend (including cordyceps, shiitake, and reishi mushroom powder) to my smoothies, and then during the spring and summer I switch to the Beauty blend, which has extra nutritional support for hair, skin, and nails.” $24 on Amazon.

Kari Gran Lip Whip in Jolene

“I created this tinted lip balm with Kari, the founder of this amazing natural skin and beauty line, and it’s become a favorite of her clients, as well as a staple in my purse. It glides on like a super-moisturizing lip balm, but has a pop of sheer fuchsia that is so pretty and fresh — even better than bare lips.” $24 from Kari Gran.

Insight Timer App

“I tried — and failed — at silent meditation for years until I found this fabulous app, which offers dozens of free guided meditations for essentially every interest or need. Instead of meditating in silence, I bookmark the guided meditations or the teachers that I like best and keep them on hand to help me breathe deeply and disconnect when I have a few minutes of down time.” Free in the App Store.

Nutrex Hawaii Spirulina

“Spirulina has become a daily essential of mine for energy and natural detox support. It’s an incredibly nutrient dense complete protein source. But it’s quite important to make sure you get a high-quality, uncontaminated source.” $30.99 on Amazon.

Inner Eco Fresh Coconut Water Probiotic

“One of the most important aspects of skin health (and energy, maintaining a healthy weight, immunity, good moods, and healthy hormones) is a happy, healthy digestive system. I learned this firsthand while struggling with my skin. This liquid probiotic is one of my favorites because it’s packed with good bacteria (an average 100 billion CFU in a tablespoon serving). And it tastes amazing.” $19.99 at Whole Foods.

Vital Proteins Marine Collagen Peptides

“Collagen is excellent for gut health and skin structure — both of which help you look and feel your best. I add it to my smoothies regularly for a dose of blood sugar stabilizing protein and nourishment for my skin, and I’ve seen improved moisture levels in my skin since starting it. Finding a high quality collagen peptide or hydrolyzed collagen is key, and I prefer the marine-sourced collagen version from Vital Proteins.” $49 from Vital Proteins.

Leahlani Skincare Meli Glow Mask

“I really look forward to my nighttime skin care routine — I honestly think about it at various points during the day because it’s one treat that I know I’ll have waiting for me after a busy day. Leahlani Skincare has become one of my favorites and I use her handmade Hawaiian skin oils and her gently exfoliating Meli Glow Mask — it smells like honey and raspberries — regularly for extra-glowy skin. Using natural or organic skincare is very important to me because our body absorbs so much of what we apply to it.” $52 from Leahlani Skincare.

Vitamix 5200 Blender

“My husband bought me a refurbished Vitamix for my birthday eight years ago and it has been a staple in our kitchen since the very first day I unpacked it. It never gets a day off. I use it for recipe creation for my readers and clients, daily smoothies for my family, baby food when my son was first eating solids, not to mention sauces, soups, and dips for dinners and entertaining. It’s been one of those investments that’s worth every penny.” $449.95 from Vitamix.


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